CEU Event: FREE MEMBER WEBINAR Learn How to Introduce Cats to Each Other
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Join Patience Fisher as she discuss the necessary background information needed to properly introduce cats to each other. This webinar will cover how cats interact in feral colonies and the natural social systems that develop with groups of cats. We will also discuss cat communication, with emphasis on affiliative signals, peace-keeping signals, and aggressive signals. Having realistic expectations based on the backgrounds of the cats is important. Not all cats will be friends, but co-existence is possible if you set up the cats' resources correctly. The steps in the introduction protocol include: setting up a safe room; showing a new cat the house; non-contact introduction; and short, supervised free contact. How to read the cats to know when to end the step you are on is critical. Also, reading the cats to know if it is all right to proceed to the next step. How to keep the whole process stress-free by providing ample resources and time is important. For cats that have already been introduced and do not get along, a reintroduction protocol is needed. Webinar Objectives the natural social system of cats the sensitive period of socialization realistic expectations how to read the cats' reactions an introduction protocol
Sponsor:Pet Professional Guild
Contact: Rebekah King